Mason Brooks has captured the hearts of thousands as he has made his way across the the twittersphere with his mom, Brittney Brooks, in an inspirationally memorable photo taken last month, highlighting Brooks’ graduation from the University of Maryland University College.
The photo, taken by Brooks’ brother, Xavier Codie Robinson, has been retweeted more than 5,000 times and Brooks told the HuffPost that she is happy that the tender moment has had an “inspiring effect” on people.
In the photo, Brooks is holding a sign that reads, “I did it.” While four-year-old Mason is holding a sign that reads, “No! Mom, you mastered it,” highlighting the fact that Brooks graduated with her MBA.
“I just wanted to take this with my son and hang it at work or home and share with a couple of friends on social media, but I never thought it would be this big. Some people look at the picture and think I did this on my own and that I am a single mom, but that’s far from the truth. I had a great support system and even though it was hard and I felt like giving up so many times, I pulled through because I had people depending on me.”
Congratulations Brittney! You and Mason are definitely an inspirational duo!